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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Course summary

  • Learn practical and theoretical skills in designing, building, troubleshooting and managing complex secure network systems.
  • Use networking labs equipped with the latest Cisco switches, routers and security devices.
  • Learn to develop solutions involving enterprise campus design, switching, routing, internet connectivity and cyber security

The MSc Advanced Computer Networks is a technical course aimed at networking enthusiasts with a passion for the high-end technologies of enterprise networks. Experience of Cisco CCNA or working in networking is desirable but not essential. An attempt at the latest Cisco Certified Network Professional Enterprise Core (300-401 ENCOR - Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies) and an enterprise concentration exam (300-410 ENARSI - Implementing Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services) is included in the fee.

This course offers a two year work experience route including a placement of up to 12 months.

How you learn

Each of the modules is carefully designed to prepare you for the latest Cisco certification exams and to develop the critical and analytical skills required for the challenges faced in today's enterprise infrastructures. The course is designed in conjunction with our industrial partners, and is regularly updated to include materials to reflect current trends in technology.

You learn through:

  • small group lectures
  • tutorials
  • practical laboratory activities
  • hands-on experience with real devices
  • designing, developing and implementing enterprise solution
  • testing and troubleshooting complex network models with industry-recognised simulation platforms
  • practice-informed research
  • teamwork
  • field trips

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career as a

  • Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP)
  • Enterprise networking expert
  • Network engineer
  • Network architect
  • IT consultant
  • IT manager

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,660overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    74th out of 113 12

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    118 53%

    79th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    75th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    63rd

    43

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